How to Rave Dance

Have you ever wanted to learn how to dance at a rave or a techno club? This video is a complete walkthrough of all the moves you could ever want to know, from beginner to advanced. Master these steps and you’ll carry the spotlight the entire time. I’m dedicating myself to practicing these steps for an hour every day just so I can win over the ladies hearts.

Too real for comfort

Video and computer gaming has long been top choice hobby for young and old alike. And with technology stitching real life and virtual reality closer together, it’s sure to stay at the top for pastimes.

A game that seems to make artificial simulation disappear at the seam is Mirror’s Edge. The game does a great job at making you feel like you are, in fact, Faith, the video game’s persona; living, breathing, running, jumping, and climbing as Faith. It has a first-person perspective, however unlike most games, the camera bobs with her when she’s in action, even showing her arms and legs as she runs.

This game feels so real, it can make you queasy, and even make you vomit- ugh… I watched the demo last night and I, too, started to feel a little dizzy. Though I was lucky enough to not have to watch my dinner in reverse.

Interested in why the game does this to you? Read the whole article here.

Concert Review: The Mother Truckers and Roger Clyne

I just found out a couple of weeks ago that a friend of mine, Dan, likes a type of music that I never knew about. We always listen to Metal and Hip-Hop at my house and he never said anything about it, so I just assumed that’s what he liked to, but he just recently invited me to a concert of a group named Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. Dan described the band as older 90’s alternative and country mix. When I heard the word “country,” I immediately became hesitant. I absolutely can’t stand Country music, but Dan assured me that it wasn’t too “country,” so I decided to go. He really wanted to see Roger Clyne too, and wanted someone to go with him, so it was only right that I didn’t leave him hangin’.

We didn’t buy our tickets ahead of time, so we had to wait in a bit of a long line at the will call window. We each paid $18 for the ticket and then headed to the end of an even longer line to get in the doors. The doors opened at 8:00pm, we hit the bathrooms, grabbed some beers and we got our spot at the very front of the venue and waited for about a half hour for the first band to start.

The Mother Truckers were the opening band for Roger Clyne. These guys, and girl, sounded very, very “country,” which made me think that Dan lied to me. After a while, they kinda grew on me though. There are two lead singers, a guy and a girl, and the lady sure could sing. They both played guitars as they sung too, and the guy could wail on that guitar like crazy. This is what made me enjoy this band. I don’t care for country music, but the inclusion of the electric guitar fixed that. Near the end of their set, the guitar player from the Roger Clyne band came out and played with them, and the crowd went crazy. The Mother Truckers played for about an hour and I have to admit that they really put on a great show.

A half hour later, at 10:30pm, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers came out. They started out heated, and I realized that Dan was really telling me the truth. Roger Clyne sounded a lot less like country music, and more like 90’s alternative. I was enjoying the band from the get-go. The crowd was really digging his music and just going crazy. It was funny to me, because I’ve never even heard of this guy. People were throwing up their arms, closing their eyes and singing with the music like they were in heaven. They played until about 11:50pm and went of the stage until the crowd yelled for an encore. Of course they came back out and played some more of their songs. They even played the King of the Hill theme song, which I just found out they created. That was fun. They actually played until about 12:30, so we got a really awesome and long show out it. All in all, I had a great time and I thank Dan for inviting me.

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Ready For Black Friday?

One of the biggest purchasing days of the year is upon us once again. The day after Thanksgiving is one of the best and worst days of the year to buy Christmas gifts. It’s one of the best days to shop because stores everywhere drastically lower their prices for anyone who can get to the actual store early enough to snatch up a limited amount of whatever it is they’ve discounted. I’ve seen some awesome deals before, like last year, when Circuit City had a nice $250 laptop. Now that’s cheap!

Black Friday is also one of the worst days of the year to shop too. Why? Because everyone in the entire world is trying to get their hands on that $250 laptop. I was one of those people last year. I woke up at about 4:30am and went to Circuit City with my brother. There was a line all the way around the building already and it was freezing outside. We got in around 7am and by the time we made our way to the counter in the computer section, all of the laptops were gone and 2 more hours had passed. It was 9 in the morning and I had nothing to show for it. I decided to go to the Best Buy across the street and see what they had. They actually had a lot of good deals on DVD gift packages, so I purchased quite a few of those for Christmas presents.

So that’s why I love and hate Black Friday. Every year, I tell myself that there’s no way I’m going out and trying to get those deals, but every year I find myself waiting in a long line in the cold. Do you know why? Because those deals are just too crazy to pass up. This is what this article is really about. Where do you find these deals? The website I’ve been using for years is BFAds.net, because they post just about every major retailers Black Friday ads before they are supposed to be released. I don’t know where they get it, I’m betting it employees, but the ads are almost always accurate.

Check out the website, hit their forums and write out the items that you want to pick up for your family. If you dedicate the entire day to shopping for gifts, I can guarantee that you’ll have gifts for almost everyone on your list and for much cheaper than you had planned. You’ll probably have bags of stuff for yourself too.

If you’re looking for some more places to shop, but online, I’d also recommend checking out Steep and Cheap, Woot and Amazon’s Gold Box Deals page. Happy shopping!

Get a Free Design Book

If you have any interest in the web design world, you’ve likely heard of Sitepoint. They have lots of great books which you can find at places like Borders or you can buy them directly from their website. They also have some very helpful forums on their site where you can ask questions about design, Internet marketing or anything else related to the web and creativity.

I actually own several of the books that have been released under the Sitepoint name and they really helped me out in my beginning days of becoming an SEO. They are usually my go-to guys when it comes to web design books and I bet their Internet marketing books are just as good, although everyhing I learned as an SEO was from experience.

Anyway, this post isn’t all about kissing Sitepoint’s ass, but about letting you know that they are giving away one of their books for free to anyone who sends them their email address or follows them on Twitter. I would recommend Twitter because Twitter is just so freakin’ awesome 🙂

The book is titled The Art & Science of CSS and you get the book for free for the next 14 days. The book is only in PDF format though, but what do you expect for free. Visit that link above for details or follow Sitepoint on Twitter.

By the way, this entire post was written on my iphone and took quite a long time. It wouldn’t have been so bad if the iphone had copy & paste functionality though. Typing up URLs is just a painful experience.

The Funny Things Yo Momma Says

If your mom has an email account, then you know how random some of the emails you get can be. This is the entire basis for the website Postcards From Yo Momma.

Post Cards From Yo Momma is a collection of funny conversations that have taken place between people and their mothers. The correspondence, which looks to be mainly email and instant messenger, are submitted by their readers and are posted daily, and are really funny to read. I can’t help but picture my own mom while reading these posts.

The site began in March 2008 and has actually become so popular that the creators, Doree Shafir and Jesican Grose are releasing a book based on the site in March 2009. They also have a Facebook group if you’d like to join them on the popular social network.

Well, well, well. Looks like the good times of Ozzy’s past has finally caught up with him.

The slurring incomprehensible communication of Ozzy has made one very funny commercial for Samsung. Unable to clearly correspond with a taxi-cab driver, therapist and barista, Ozzy is forced to text message to get his point across.

White People and Their Serious Faces

See the picture above? That’s what white people look like when they’re trying to be serious. It’s not a pretty site, I know. Slightly embarrasing even. For them anyway, now that everyone on the internet can see them trying so hard to look so serious. If you’d like to see more white people with similar expressions, go visit WhitePeopleTryingToLookSerious.com . It’s really a fun site to waste some time with.

After going through a lot of the site myself, I’ve noticed that many of the same people show up in the various pictures that have been posted, so I’m guessing that most of the site is pictures of friends of the blog creator and that the people are asked to make those faces. Nothing wrong with that, but I’d like to see something a bit more candid. And If the site gains in popularity, I’m sure it will, because the site owner does accept user submissions right now.

I can see this site really taking off and spinning into sister sites of Black People Trying to Be Serious, Mexican People Trying to Be Serious, and so on. Those blog names are hilarious already. Maybe I should snatch them up myself. 😀

Victoria’s secret is out!

Looks like the long sought after secret that Victoria kept so well hidden is finally out.

Well, not literally…

A handful of Victoria’s Secret consumers are complaining that their bras, purchased from VS, are causing welts, blisters, rashes, and the like, on their bosom. One woman is in the process of a class action lawsuit. The bras causing the rashes may have formaldehyde in it- though probably not specifically picked for process of the bras by the company, the chemical is somehow finding its way into manufacturing. Many women have also stepped forward demanding that medical bills be paid due to their many hospital visits. You can read the rest of the story here.

What possible advantage could there be for making bras out of formaldehyde anyway?

Creating Evil- Muahahaha

Technology brings us unimaginable things- good and evil- depending on your perspective. Of course, we’ve read the stories where technology has gone to far, but without the controversial push, we may not have the life-saving technology that we have today.

All seriousness aside now, technology has brought us the face, the virtual face of evil. What does evil look like? According to this study, it’s a white male with short black hair, big nose, narrow eyes, a wide forhead. They call him simply, E. Have you seen E walking around anywhere? I’m sure he cut me off on I-25 this morning…